MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY GOALS.
The successful candidate will have approximately 6-10 years of substantial hands-on commercial legal experience, combined experience in a major law firm and/or in-house legal department, with a focus on complex product and services commercial contracts or transactions. Responsibilities include, without limitation:
Handle the day-to-day review, structure, draft, negotiation and implementation of complex commercial agreements to achieve acceptable risk levels. Such agreement types include, but are not limited to, simple to complex product and/or service purchase contracts or transactions, distributor, MSA/MPA, reseller, teaming, subcontractor, transportation, LOIs/MOUs, NDAs, RFQs and RFPs containing terms and conditions, credit terms and conditions, and other procurement and purchasing agreements.
Provide practical legal counseling and guidance on a broad range of commercial matters to internal business customers.
Analyze transactions and legal principles into practical, innovative, creative and workable solutions.
Summarize and prepare risk summaries for review and approval by executive management.
Provide guidance and leadership to the North American Contract Management Team on the review, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and transactions.
Foster strong relationships with the various business segments and functional departments, and develop a deep understanding of their strategies and objectives to better serve their needs.
Ensure that company form agreements and templates, as well as contract negotiation playbooks, and legal and business processes are up to date with respect to applicable laws/regulations and best practices.
Manage commercial claims with in-house and outside counsel while minimizing cost and risk.
Provide counseling to the business on commercial claims.
Provide and develop preventative education and training in the areas of commercial law, Anixter’s contract review processes and risk management.
Law Department Projects/Initiatives
Collaborate with attorneys and paralegals, where applicable, on a variety of projects.
As part of the larger legal team, assist with the creation, implementation and enhancement of processes, policies and tools that are in place and creating new ones where needed.
Providing additional support to the Anixter Legal team as needed.